Digital Graffiti gives artists a large-scale blank canvas to explore the intersection of art and architecture, while creating entirely new art forms.
Once darkness falls, the iconic stark-white walls of Alys Beach glow with dozens of dazzling original art projections.
Three artist-in-residence participants and twenty finalists from five countries will gather at Alys Beach to showcase their digital artwork and vie for cash prizes totaling $10,000.
“As a shared experience, Digital Graffiti is all about cultivating conversation,” said Brett Phares, the festival’s curator. “It is social cinema within expanded fields of light and sound, the virtual and the real. There is nothing quite like it.”
Digital Graffiti Festival starts tonight in Alys Beach!!! Here is some insider info on this year’s SOLD OUT event: -30A.com
Posted by 30A on Friday, 18 May 2018
Check out this video of Festival co-founder Mike Ragsdale talking about this unique event:
3🔆A’s Mike Ragsdale talks 💬 about Digital Graffiti Festival — one of the most extraordinary events you’ll ever experience — and it returns to Alys Beach May 18-20! Details: 30a.com/digital-graffiti-2018
Posted by 30A on Saturday, 21 April 2018
The 2019 finalists include:
• CATK, Berlin, Germany
• Ehsan Atiq, Savannah, Georgia
• Kaybid, Istanbul, Turkey
• Jonah Allen, Santa Rosa Beach, Florida
• Hunter Scully, Florence, Kentucky
• Katherine Balsley, Atlanta, Georgia
• Noopur Agarwal, San Francisco, California
• Rebecca Smith, Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
• Joo-kwan Song, Goyang, Gyeonggi, Korea
• Tamiko Thiel + Peter Graf, Munich, Germany
• Eddy Katt, Brooklyn, New York
• Xinye Lin, New York, New York
• David Mahler, South Yarra, Victoria, Australia
• Kaiman Walker, Los Angeles, California
• Mikka Doczekalski, Paris, France
• Duncan Irving, Moruya Heads, NSW, Australia
• John Tyler Young, Florence, Alabama
• Ruxandra Mitcahe, Lausanne, Switzerland
• Fair Brane, Los Angeles, California
• Xiaowen Huang, Hong Kong, China
• Max Hattler, Hong Kong, China
• AOA, Orlando, Florida
• Ian Gouldstone, London, United Kingdom
• John McIlduff, Belfast, Ireland
• Iona Pelovska, Montreal, Quebec
• Kazuki Ozone, Tokyo, Japan
• Rebecca Shapass, Staten Island, New York
• Alexander Dupuis, Providence, Rhode Island
• Philip Modest Schambelan, Dresden, Germany
Additionally, a select group of artists has been invited to participate in the Digital Graffiti Visiting Artist Series, scheduled for May 9-20, prior to the festival. The three featured artists are John Colette of Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA; Kameron Neal of Brooklyn, NY, and 2017 Best in Show winner; and Emilia Forstreuter of Germany.
A panel of art and industry experts, led by Brett Phares, will serve as the jury for the festival.
Prizes will be awarded to select works for the Best in Show ($5,000 prize) and Curator’s Choice ($2,000 prize) awards. Three honorable mentions ($1,000 prize each) will also be awarded.